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Chicago Greeter

#5 of 164 Tours in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
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+1 312-945-4231
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more...

Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.

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Chicago's gift to the rest of the world

This service is offered free of charge to visitors. I was visiting Chicago for the fist time in January. Without the insider tour from my warm and intelligent guide, Sue, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
anneelg2016
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This service is offered free of charge to visitors. I was visiting Chicago for the fist time in January. Without the insider tour from my warm and intelligent guide, Sue, I would not have been able to make sense of the city at all. Firstly she showed me the pedway( an underground walkway system) used by locals to get around... More 

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sherry took us on a very interesting introductory walk through Chicago's loop. In 3 hours she showed us one fine architectural sight after the other and told us many things more than our travel guide mentioned. A must do!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide let me decide on the focus of the walking tour after a brief discussion about my interests in Chicago. He took me on a walking tour of Chicago Loop and I learned so much about the history plus current events of this beautiful city's architecture, parks, public venues, neighborhoods, public transportation and the people. I am shocked... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful and dedicated service to help visitors discover the town. Feel like I made great friends for years to come through the Greeters Program and know the city a little better now. Definitely recommend it.

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very, nice, patient, knowledgeable and accommodating. We very much recommend him. Thanks a lot for the memorable experience.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first ever visit to Chicago, and luckily, through Trip Adviser, we discovered Chicago Greeter. We were assigned the most knowledgeable and energetic Greeter. We discovered architectural gems and historic secrets that we would never have known without our incredible guide. We fell in love with Chicago, and when we return, the first thing we will do is... More 

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Chicago Greeter organization by chance on the internet, and although it sounded too good to be true, we decided to give it a try. Our request for a tour on Dec 26th was quickly accepted. Our greeter, Tom, had a wealth of knowledge and a cache of tour guide weapons (primarily, but not limited to, his Greeter... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time with Mike our volunteer guide this year and we had another wonderful visit. Friendly, helpful and interesting. My children were enthusiasts too !

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very informative and dedicated. The temperature was around -8C and not once did I feel the guide was rushing through the session. The booking system allowed me to select areas of interest and the guide was able to tailor the tour around what I selected. Highly recommend.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our greeter was knowledgeable and very personable. Who says there's no such thing as free? I would highly recommend!

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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